[tex-live] datestamp in texcat (was: Re: cam.ctan.org upload: answers)

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Sep 19 00:55:21 CEST 2009

    Right now catalogue-date properties are broken^Wirregular for both 
    parrun and shipunov in texlive.tlpdb. Don't know how significant it is 

Completely insignificant (to us).

    Maybe just texlive scripts should be fixed (I'm Cc'ing 

Everything has been fixed in various sources for several days, as Robin
replied already.  The texlive.tlpdb entries weren't updated because we
intentionally don't update packages just because their Catalogue entry
changes.  Our theory being that users would not care to download extra
packages / consume more bandwidth just to fix a typo in the description
(much less in the catalogue-date attribute).

However, since apparently this will be a problem for you forever, I've
just forced an update of those two packages in tonight's build.  Hope
that will settle it.

    I wouldn't even know they exist if they don't break scripts for 
    generating texlive database

They never broke our scripts, anyway.


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